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Wind farms outstrip nuclear power 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:59 GMT 
    The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.


'Nine million have TB' - WHO report 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:17:01 GMT 
    The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.


Male genes linked to early death 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:51:47 GMT 
    The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.


Froome may skip 2015 Tour de France 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:21 GMT 
    Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.


Kompany angered by away fans ban 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:44:04 GMT 
    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 draw at CSKA Moscow.


The man who magically made maths fun 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:32 GMT 
    The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa.


The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT 
    Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.


South Africa growth forecast slashed 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:52 GMT 
    South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.


Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:29 GMT 
    Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.


DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:24:20 GMT 
    Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist.


Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:53 GMT 
    A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.


UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT 
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.


Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:49:00 GMT 
    US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.


Legal challenge over abuse inquiry 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:08 GMT 
    A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.


PM: Buck stops with me on criminals 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:06:41 GMT 
    Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.
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